Kevin Gosztola

Managing Editor; Writer at The Dissenter

Kevin Gosztola is a writer and publisher for Shadowproof. He co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Unauthorized Disclosure.” He published a daily column for Firedoglake called “The Dissenter” from 2011-2015. He covered Chelsea Manning’s trial extensively and co-wrote a book on early proceedings in Manning’s case called The US v. Private Manning. He is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Brian Sonenstein

Publishing Editor; Writer at Prison Protest

Brian Sonenstein is a writer living in Berkeley, California. He was the Associate Publisher and Campaign Director for, where he organized multiple campaigns in support of whistleblowers, drug policy reform, health care reform, social security and protest movements like Occupy. In 2014, he started Prison Protest as a home for his writing and investigations on US corrections and criminal justice.

Daniel Wright

Staff Writer at The Bullpen

Daniel Wright is a longtime blogger and currently writes for Shadowproof. He lives in New Jersey, by choice.

Roqayah Chamseddine

Staff Writer at Sharp Edges

Roqayah Chamseddine is a Lebanese-American writer, published poet, and journalist, whose work can be found at

Joanne Leon

Contributor at The Next Cold War

Joanne is a blogger with focus on issues of war and peace, a mom, engineer, software developer and amateur photographer.